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New poll shows 'Tea Party' more popular than Republican Party
Yahoo News ^ | 12-07-09

Posted on 12/08/2009 12:03:30 AM PST by geddylee

A new Rasmussen poll finds that the tea party movement's popularity is growing, so much so that it garners more support than the Republican party on a generic Congressional ballot. The poll hints that the burgeoning discontent among conservatives within the GOP threatens to splinter the party at a time when the popularity of President Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress are waning as we head into an election year.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; conservativevote; elections; gop; rinoparty; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; thirdparty
I don't think we'll be "voting" for a tea party candidate. The colonists didn't "vote" for George Washington (at least not at first)- he got where he was by blowing stuff up and so forth. I'm all for reinventing government. Let's reinvent every last bit of it.
1 posted on 12/08/2009 12:03:34 AM PST by geddylee
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To: geddylee
I'll vote for a conservative...no more lesser of two evils for me. If the republicans care to earn my vote they can. If they decide to run more RINOs then it is their decision to represent a different demographic than me...but they better not assume my vote.
2 posted on 12/08/2009 12:19:55 AM PST by highlander_UW (To anger a conservative tell him a lie. To anger a liberal tell him the truth.)
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To: highlander_UW

Time for the RINO’s to come to Jesus. Repent or be voted out.


3 posted on 12/08/2009 12:25:54 AM PST by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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4 posted on 12/08/2009 12:37:14 AM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Vote conservative....Please pray for our Troops, our Vets, our Country, Families and Friends)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; geddylee; highlander_UW; oyez
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5 posted on 12/08/2009 12:47:51 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

Yeah. It is Harry. Sweet dreams...


6 posted on 12/08/2009 12:55:21 AM PST by MestaMachine (Your CORE is the path you walk. RINOs don't walk paths, they build roads to nowhere..)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Agreed. They think they can jump in front of the teaparties and act like it's support for them...they will have to learn we are for America.
7 posted on 12/08/2009 1:24:23 AM PST by highlander_UW (To anger a conservative tell him a lie. To anger a liberal tell him the truth.)
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To: geddylee
Don't annoy us further.
We have our work to do

Just think about the average. What use have they for you?

Forget about your silly whim.
It doesn't fit the plan.


8 posted on 12/08/2009 1:26:00 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you," O " you most proud, said the said the Lord GOD of hosts)
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To: geddylee

I know a RINO when I see one. Put one on the ballot and I walk.


9 posted on 12/08/2009 1:52:00 AM PST by TigersEye (Sarah Palin 2010 - We Can't Afford To Wait)
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To: highlander_UW

It should be titled Disgruntled Conservatives make a New Home


10 posted on 12/08/2009 1:56:08 AM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: All

This is huge. The GOP better get it’s act together.


11 posted on 12/08/2009 1:57:11 AM PST by riri (http://rationaljingo.blogspot.com/)
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To: personalaccts
It should be titled Disgruntled Conservatives make a New Home

Wasn't it Reagan that said he didn't leave the democrat party, it left him? The republican party needs to decide where they're going as well...and the result will determine if they're going to survive as a significant party or not.

12 posted on 12/08/2009 2:07:19 AM PST by highlander_UW (To anger a conservative tell him a lie. To anger a liberal tell him the truth.)
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13 posted on 12/08/2009 2:09:04 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Don't eat your dog; eat obnoxious, liberal humans to save the planet!)
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To: highlander_UW
nd the result will determine if they're going to survive as a significant party or not.

And ultimately whether we survive as a country or not, I'd go so far to say. We can't survive another 7 years of this.

14 posted on 12/08/2009 2:09:09 AM PST by riri (http://rationaljingo.blogspot.com/)
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To: riri
And ultimately whether we survive as a country or not, I'd go so far to say. We can't survive another 7 years of this.

I'm afraid you're correct...let's hope the republicans grow some sense.

15 posted on 12/08/2009 2:51:07 AM PST by highlander_UW (To anger a conservative tell him a lie. To anger a liberal tell him the truth.)
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To: riri

Don’t think this has gone unnoticed by the RINO’s. Juan himself suddenly took his gonads out of his desk yesterday and confronted the closed room deals the Dems have been making with Big This and That. The sorry thing is it was not heartfelt as he had to stammer his way through it.

This poll kept a lot of them awake last night and their staffers were undoubtedly busy writing new talking points which I’m sure will be filtering into the news this week.

But as we know, there is only one GOP’er out there and she is already on top of all this. The RINO’s are still exasperated that they cannot get any message out but she uses her free account on Facebook to swerve around them all, pedal down, full speed ahead.


16 posted on 12/08/2009 2:54:56 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: geddylee

Sans a serious GOP reformation—both Leftists and conservatives need a 3rd party in order to survive.


17 posted on 12/08/2009 2:59:04 AM PST by Happy Rain ( "Tyranny's End In 2010--Delivered From Hell In 2012!")
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To: mazda77
I think she needs to start making some bolder moves.

I saw that clip of McCain today. (as a side note he looks really, really unhealthy) Kyl as well better start stepping forward and lose this lukewarm crap he's been spewing. I get SO frustrated watching these guys. Are there any great statesmen anymore?

18 posted on 12/08/2009 3:03:19 AM PST by riri (http://rationaljingo.blogspot.com/)
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To: mazda77

CORRECTION

But as we know, there are only a few GOP’er out there who get it and Sarah is already on top of this and other issues the GOP is afraid to confront.


19 posted on 12/08/2009 3:04:53 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: riri

In reading her book, she understands the power of controlled acceleration. I would say her “Death Panels” statement and the endorsement of Hoffman was rather bold, don’t you? She is not writing policy but simply selling a book. Even at that, she is making those who are writing policy look like a bunch of inhabitants in the primate section of the local zoo.

Beleive me, I have nothing but distain the for current GOP leadership as evidenced from my tag line. Cornyn, Kle and the rest of them have shot their wad of desrved respect a long time ago and it is our time to take the party pack and then our nation.

Sarah is essentially a Tea Partyer but she also knows the need to not splinter off. She is slowly but surely rebuilding her popularity and respect through the general public (despite a few tomatoes here and there) and knows the gig is up on big government.


20 posted on 12/08/2009 3:16:30 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: geddylee

Tea Party Conservatives should become an organized coalition within the Republican Party. It is the avenue to control.


21 posted on 12/08/2009 6:18:59 AM PST by CMAC51
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To: geddylee

The poll more than anything else demonstrates the need for unity on the right. Divided we will accomplish nothing. Working together, 2010 is shaping up to be a great year.


22 posted on 12/08/2009 8:23:05 AM PST by Welcome2thejungle
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23 posted on 12/08/2009 12:15:02 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

LOL. Love it.


24 posted on 12/08/2009 1:50:07 PM PST by Ron H. (I believe in and practice the 4 Gs : God, Guns, Guts and Garden and OBTW, Obama LIES.)
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To: geddylee

The Republican Party took my vote for granted for the last time years ago. I haven’t voted for their RINO in a pigs blanket since at least 1996 when the party left me. Want me back, then act like it!


25 posted on 12/08/2009 1:54:27 PM PST by Ron H. (I believe in and practice the 4 Gs : God, Guns, Guts and Garden and OBTW, Obama LIES.)
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To: geddylee

DU troll


26 posted on 12/09/2009 5:04:33 AM PST by w. Seymour (Third party advocates are George Soros's useful idiots.)
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To: geddylee

Look for George Soros to bankroll a Tea Party come 2012 in order to ensure his man in D.C. is reelected. How many here will be foolish enough to unknowingly do his bidding?


27 posted on 12/09/2009 5:07:25 AM PST by w. Seymour (Third party advocates are George Soros's useful idiots.)
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To: geddylee

Last time I looked, 36% still easily beats 23%. A Tea Party = Obama second term. Don’t be a Soros dupe. Vote Republican.


28 posted on 12/09/2009 5:13:28 AM PST by w. Seymour (Third party advocates are George Soros's useful idiots.)
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To: w. Seymour
Last time I looked, 36% still easily beats 23%. A Tea Party = Obama second term. Don’t be a Soros dupe. Vote Republican.

Get bent.

29 posted on 12/09/2009 5:16:56 AM PST by TADSLOS (Prayers to our Fort Hood Soldiers and Families)
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To: TADSLOS
As usual for those with no logical rebuttal, you stoop to ad hominem. 36% > 23%
30 posted on 12/09/2009 5:20:48 AM PST by w. Seymour (Third party advocates are George Soros's useful idiots.)
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To: w. Seymour

If things continue as they are, america is headed to CWII or worse. A successful third party might actually be a way to avoid that. The republicans have proven themselves useless time and time again.


31 posted on 12/09/2009 10:30:52 AM PST by robertwalker62
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